What is Epilim chrono?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Valproate Sodium

Epilim chrono is a brand name for valproate sodium in the United Kingdom. Valproate sodium is the sodium salt of valproic acid and is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as other psychiatric conditions requiring the administration of a mood stabilizer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 9 5
Bipolar Disorder 3 5
Bipolar II Disorder 1 2
Bipolar manic episodes 1 1
Myoclonic jerking 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 9
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epilim chrono

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Weight gain 2
Brain fog 1
Cloudy thinking 1
Constant tiredness 1
Dazed 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Epilim chrono

Dosage Patients
800 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1
500 mcg three times daily 1
2,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Epilim chrono

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Epilim chrono

Duration

Currently taking Epilim chrono

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Epilim chrono

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Epilim chrono after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 2
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Epilim chrono.